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Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music executive director named

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Published: May. 13, 2022 at 6:30 PM CDT
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PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - Dr. Dan Barnard has been named the executive director of Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music.

Dr. Barnard is an award-winning conductor, arts presenter, and composer and has directed collegiate choral programs in Nebraska, South Dakota, and at Penn State-Erie. He served as the executive director of the MSU Riley Center for two years. Dr. Barnard also opened a $26 million arts center in Brownsville, Tex.

Barnard’s hiring was announced by Stuart himself at the opening of The World of Marty Stuart exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson.

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